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Adapting to the Housing Shift: How Trades Can Flourish with BigChange

11 October 2023

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> Adapting to the Housing Shift: How Trades Can Flourish with BigChange

The UK’s housing market is changing. With higher interest rates, buyers are increasingly leaning towards smaller properties and with the rise of longer-term mortgages, there’s a clear shift towards making the most of available space.

Whether homeowners opt to stay put and renovate or relocate and redecorate, there’s an increased need for skilled tradespeople.

This presents a golden opportunity for trade such as decorators, builders, electricians, and plumbers.

🏠 1. The Push for Greener Homes 🏠

A ban of the sale of new gas boilers from 2035 signifies a shift towards greener heating solutions and a growing need for tradespeople skilled in installing and maintaining alternative heating systems.

BigChange’s Job Management System is perfectly poised to assist trades in this area. With its smart scheduling feature, businesses can efficiently manage multiple installations, stock levels and swift payment, ensuring no overlap and maximising client satisfaction.

🎨 2. The Rise of Home Makeovers 🎨

With the trend towards smaller properties, homeowners are keen to bring new life to their spaces. This means a surge in demand for decorators, interior designers, and other trades that help transform a house into a home.

BigChange’s platform offers features like electronic invoices and quotes, allowing trades to swiftly address customer queries, ensuring improved cash flow and positioning themselves as a go-to service in this bustling market.

🚗 3. Efficiently Navigating the Green Transition 🚗

From 2035, people will no longer be able to buy new petrol and diesel vehicles. (as reported by SkyNews). Even though we are 10 years out, the demand for electric vehicles (EVs) is high and offers trades an opportunity capitalise on those who wish to install charging equipment.

BigChange’s Route Optimisation feature ensures that businesses can efficiently schedule their work, allowing them to complete more installations than their competition in a single day.

💷 4. Seamless Job Management from Start to Finish 💷

From the initial quote to the final invoice, trades need an efficient system to manage their jobs. BigChange’s comprehensive platform ensures that trades can provide accurate estimates (even with pictures if needed!), schedule jobs efficiently, track project progress, and ensure timely payments.

The dynamics of the housing market offer both challenges and opportunities for trades. At BigChange, we’re committed to ensuring that whether they are a team of 100, or a team of 10, they’re equipped to navigate these changes, delivering exceptional service to their customers every step of the way.

Jonathan Isaacs, Product Marketing Manager at BigChange

💼 Always Ahead, Always Empowering 💼

Yet to explore BigChange? Dive into how our Job Management System can be your ally in this evolving housing landscape. Request a demo today and set your trade business on a path to unmatched efficiency and growth.

Jonathan Isaacs

11th October 2023



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